Host an event in the Presidio Orchard

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Located just behind the Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, the Orchard is a picturesque, rustic location located in the heart of the Presidio Neighborhood. Flanked by 80 year old fruit trees, the Orchard provides a one-of-a-kind experience with stunning views of the bell tower and local mountains and is a wonderful compliment to events held inside in the Presidio Chapel.

Event space specifics

  • Access to Padre's Quarters for guest entry and exit

  • Acoustic/amplified music is allowed, with a strict cut-off of 10PM

  • Assorted picnic tables and benches for client use

  • Easy vendor access for load-in and out

  • Four (4) gender neutral bathrooms

  • Limited lighting along perimeter of Orchard 

SBTHP Provides

Facility supervisor and parking in the adjacent lot (33 parking spots available with prior notice and approval).

Rental Rates

$1,000.00  -  Six (6) hour rental 

$500.00  -  Non-refundable deposit (applied to rental fee)

$500.00  -  Refundable damage/cleaning/security deposit

$100.00  -  Fee per additional hour    

Non-profit and co-sponsorship rates available. Please email us for more information.


How to Rent the Presidio Orchard

1.  Check availability and complete rental agreement (email)

2.  Return rental agreement reservation form with a $300 non-refundable deposit

3.  Return rental/fee balance, security deposit, and proof of insurance.


Forms and payments must be submitted in person or by mail to:

Rental and Development Coordinator

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP)

123 East Canon Perdido Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


The Presidio Orchard is located at 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, California